Library News

TeleCirc Notification System to Be Implemented for Library Requests and Overdue Notices

TeleCirc Notification System to Be Implemented for Library Requests and Overdue Notices

Posted November 28, 2012

Start Date: Wednesday, December 5th

Good News

Starting Wednesday, Dec 5th the library will be transitioning customers who receive their requests and overdue notices by U.S. Postal mail to a new automated telephone messaging delivery system called TeleCirc.

Because of the fast delivery of request notification by telephone and email, all holds will now be held for pick-up for 4 days before expiration.

Call the TeleCirc Number for Your Account Information

TeleCirc will also allow all customers to call the automated service 24 hours a day to hear if they have any holds to pick-up, to renew their library items, to listen to the titles of items on loan, and to hear account balance information.

TeleCirc will be quicker and more convenient for customers and will substantially save postage and paper costs for the library. At this time, the library cannot offer telephone messaging notification to customers currently receiving email notification due to a limited number of phone lines and budget constraints. Customers currently receiving U.S. Postal mail can switch to email notification instead.

Start the New Year off Right with an Insurance Discount or Points Off Your Driving Record

Start the New Year off Right with an Insurance Discount or Points Off Your Driving Record

Posted November 28, 2012

Sign Up for our Defensive Driving Class today!
Dates: Monday, December 3rd and Tuesday, December 4th from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Get a 5 percent discount on your auto insurance or erase points from you or your teen’s driver’s license by attending the next two-day East Brunswick Friends of the Library’s Defensive Driving Course. Scheduled for Monday, Dec. 3rd, and Tuesday, Dec. 4th, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., eligible drivers can erase two points from their driver’s license and/or get a five percent discount for three years on a portion of their auto insurance by attending both sessions.

Approved by the State of New Jersey, the course is taught by an experienced police detective-accident investigator. Participants must attend two consecutive evenings for credit. Course costs vary according to goal: for a 2 point reduction on your license, $65; for an insurance discount, $55. For both, the cost is $65. Attendance is mandatory and refunds cannot be given for partial attendance. Applications are available at the Circulation desk or online. Registration is required and seating is limited to 30 people.

No vehicle is needed, as it is conducted in a classroom setting with multimedia aids. For more information call 732-257-2967 or e-mail Download the registration form here. Checks should be made payable to E.B. Friends of the Library.

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

December Computer Training at the Library

December Computer Training at the Library

Posted November 14, 2012

Get the computer training you need at the Library and update your skills this month. Register now for the East Brunswick Public Library’s latest computer class offerings.

The computer training schedule for December has now been published. The training schedule will focus on the Microsoft Office Suite for users who already have basic skills. We will be offering four levels of Microsoft Word, four levels of Excel and PowerPoint III.  The schedule is somewhat abbreviated because of the December holidays but we will be returning to a full offering beginning in January.

December Schedule:

All courses are offered using the latest Microsoft software - Windows 7 and Office 2010. Registration is required. All registrants should look at the class offerings carefully to insure that they have the necessary skills for each class. Most classes are two hours long and limited to 12 students per class.  


There is a $5 fee for cardholders and a $10 fee for non-cardholders. Fees will be added to a cardholder’s account and paid for at the Circulation desk. Register at the Library, by phone or by going to the event in the website Calendar and clicking on the Sign Me Up link. Your library card and PIN numbers will be required. Non-cardholders must pay at the time of registration, i.e. registrations must be in person.

Cancellation Policy

Fees for computer class registrations are NOT refundable, so please be aware that you are making a definite commitment to attend a class when you register.  Managing all of the changes in customer computer class registrations has been a very large job and has required staff hours which the library no longer has. The library would ask that you think of this as a small donation for all of the hours that are put in to running the classes.

If you cannot attend

If you cannot attend a class for which you have registered the Library would ask that as a courtesy to other registrants who may be waitlisted for that class that you call 732-390-6767 to cancel your registration or cancel your registration online so that they might have the opportunity to attend.

Waitlisted registrants

Waitlisted registrants will be notified by email and/or telephone as soon as there is a vacancy in a class. They will have 24 hours to respond to the notification. If they do not respond within that time frame, the next person on the waiting list will be notified. Once a commitment to attend has been made, that registration is subject to the same cancellation policy noted above. They do not pay unless there is a cancellation and they are admitted to the class proper.

Registration Requirements 

Please register early.  Registration will be closed 24 hours before the start of a class.  If there are fewer than six people registered at that time the class will be cancelled.  The library will make every effort to run classes as scheduled.  If circumstances dictate that the library must cancel a class, registration fees for those students are refundable.

Contact the Trainers

For more information, please call 732-390-6767.


Proctoring Services at the Library

Proctoring Services at the Library

Posted November 13, 2012

Looking for a Test Proctor?
The Business Resource Center at the East Brunswick Public Library will proctor exams for anyone who is pursuing a traditional college degree, distance learning, or certification in a trade or specialty.

All exams are proctored by professional librarians in accordance with the guidelines of each institution.  

Contact Karen Parry, Information Services Manager, for further information and to complete the initial paperwork and schedule an exam.


$25 per exam sitting, payable by cash or check.

For more information, contact:

Karen Parry, Information Services Manager

Phone: 732-390-6767



Hurricane Sandy Disaster Assistance

Hurricane Sandy Disaster Assistance

Posted November 08, 2012

The Library will help direct victims of Hurricane Sandy to the help they need. Click "here" for links for local, state, and federal assistance and emergency hotlines.

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Getting Your Affairs in Order

Posted November 06, 2012

A MUST for every small business owner or individual!! Do not get caught unprepared!! Wednesday, November 14 7:00-9:00 pm

  Attend this seminar to learn:

  •    How to declutter your life.
  •    What happens if you die without a will?
  •    The uses and purposes of essential trusts.
  •    The responsibilities of trustees and executors.
  •    A dire warning to your IRA beneficiaries.
  •    How to provide protection for yourself if you become incapacitated.
  •    What records you need to keep.
  •    How to choose a guardian and arrange an allowance for them.
  •    How to provide overall comfort for you and your heirs.

Presented by Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, and author of the book, Getting Your Affairs in Order. 
Each attendee will receive a copy.

Cost is $25.00.  Free for BRC Members.
Pre-Registration required.

You can register by phone: 732-390-6782  or email: